Mercedes-Benz has confirmed that its newly revealed CLS Shooting Brake will not be on sale in the U.S.
Specifically, a company spokesman said the shooting brake version of the car won’t come here because of “the continued aversion to wagons by U.S. car buyers.” This does not come as a surprise, as wagon sales in the U.S. have never been good, and many other companies wagon variants are withheld because of it.
Based off of the CLS Coupe, the Shooting Brake keeps all the same design elements, except for the obvious growth in the rear-end. 54.7 cubic feet of storage space is available with the rear seats folded down, while you get 21 when the rear seats are upright.
We already have access to the E-Class wagon, and potent E63 AMG Wagon, so Mercedes likely surmised that one wagon is more than enough for the North American market.
[Source: AutoNews Europe]